TALES FROM THE GOLDEN AGE

By Cristian MUNGIU, Constantin POPESCU

WILD BUNCH - as SALES All rights, World

Historical - Completed 2008

Directors : IOANA URICARU; HANNO HÖFER; RAZVAN MARCULESCU; CONSTANTIN POPESCU; CRISTIAN MUNGIU

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Festival de Cannes 2009
Un Certain Regard
    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Historical
    • Countries
    • ROMANIA
    • Languages
    • ROMANIAN
    • Duration
    • 122 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Cristian MUNGIU, Constantin POPESCU
    • Writer(s)
    • Cristian MUNGIU
    • Producer(s)
    • Cristian MUNGIU (MOBRA FILMS), Oleg MUTU (MOBRA FILMS)
    • Synopsis
    • Tales From the Golden Age - from the creators of 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS, 2 DAYS
      Tales from the Golden Age will be an unconventional personal history of the late communist period in Romania, told through its urban myths from the perspective of ordinary people. Comic, bizarre, twisted, these myths life under the communist regime. Humor is what kept Romanians alive, and Tales from the Golden Age aims to re-capture that mood, to re-create the era in a powerful and evocative way as it portrays the survival of a nation having to face every day the grotesque logic of a dictatorship.
      Tales from the Golden Age is composed of six independent yet sometimes connected short stories - connected by mood, narrative pattern and the details of the historical period: the only car you can see on the streets is the locally produced Dacia, the daily TV program is just two hours long, everybody steals from the state, food is more important than money, party orders must be obeyed no matter how illogical or absurd. The people appear grim yet deep inside they are alive, they desire to love and to be loved.
      The last 15 years of the Ceausescu regime were the worst in Romania’s history. Nonetheless, the propaganda machine of that time referred without fail to that period The Golden Age.
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